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Summer of Sam
6.5 Rating
(195 ratings)
6.6 IMDB rating

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Adrien Brody

Adrien Brody

Richie
Mira Sorvino

Mira Sorvino

Dionna
Saverio Guerra

Saverio Guerra

Woodstock
Brian Tarantina

Brian Tarantina

Bobby Del Fiore
Al Palagonia

Al Palagonia

Anthony


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Spike Lee

Spike Lee

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Victor Colicchio

Victor Colicchio

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Summer of Sam Trailer (1999)

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A very good movie

4 years, 3 months ago at Jan 11 12:15
I have noticed that this movie never got much love and it is pretty much forgotten nowadays but I think it is actually quite a shame. To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen it (in fact, I’m pretty sure I saw it in the movie theater when it was released) but I should definitely check it out again when I have the opportunity. Anyway, in my opinion, I think it is in fact one of the bes... read more
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Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.
Release date: 2 July 1999
UPC: 717951004734
Drama (9), Crime (7), Serial Killer (7), 1990s (6), Thriller (6), Romance (5), 1999 (4), Disco (4), Punk (4), Police (3), New York City (3), Tension (2), Intolerance (2), Spike Lee (2), Vigilantism (2), Talking Animal (2), Television Reporter (2), Usa (2), Vigilante (2), Jealousy (2)
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A very good movie

“I have noticed that this movie never got much love and it is pretty much forgotten nowadays but I think it is actually quite a shame. To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen it (in fact, I’m pretty sure I saw it in the movie theater when it was released) but I should definitely check it out again when I have the opportunity. Anyway, in my opinion, I think it is in fact one of the best serial killer movies ever made. Personally, I always had some mixed feelings about the genre because most of them, even the classics like ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ or ‘Seven’, are seriously over-the-tope and, therefore, I always find difficult to really connect with those movies. This movie was however an exception. Of course, it was based on a true story but, above all, I thought it wa” read more

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